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National Parking Association Announces 2013 Winter Leadership Forum

Washington, DC (February 1, 2013)—The The National Parking Association (NPA) announces its 2013 Winter Leadership Forum, a parking industry executive forum on strategic leadership, finance/economics and business model strategies. The 2013 Forum will be held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Fla., from Feb. 2-6. This year's event has NPA's second highest attendance on record.

"NPA’s Winter Leadership Forum brings together the parking industry’s top leaders and experts for executive presentations and dialogue on the economics, market trends and strategic leadership practices that build value for commercial real estate owners and parking organizations, both public and private,” said NPA President Christine Banning, CAE.

Presenters include the following:

  • Headline Speaker: John Johnson, Managing Director, The Spartan Group, Los Angeles, Calif., Capital Markets & Financial Opportunities Forecast
  • Executive Briefing, Technology: Kurt Buecheler, Vice President and General Manager, Streetline, Foster City, Calif., Does the Internet of Things Start with Smart Parking?
  • Tim Leonoudakis, CEO, City Park, San Francisco, Calif., Modernizing the Parking Business Model for Double-Digit Growth
  • Harwood Legal Forum: Michael L. Stevens, Partner, Arent Fox, Washington, D.C., Defining Employee Benefits in the Age of Healthcare Reform
  • Harwood CEO Leadership Forum: Speaker: Alex Gambal, Investor and Partner, Colonial Parking. Inc., Washington, D.C.; Founder, Owner and Winemaker, Alex Gambal Wines; Moderator: Brett Harwood, Park Equity LLC; Leveraging Strategic Growth: Successful Growth Strategies for Scale, Profit and Parking Performance

About NPA: The National Parking Association is the nation's leading parking trade group advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 800 member firms, 2,500 members and represents all facets of the parking industry. Online at